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Since: 29.10.02
From: New York

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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.36
I saw a thread about a similar problem, but mine is slightly different - my computer is buggy. Things freeze frequently and my AIM gets messed up when I try to use Kazaa. I have deleted my Kazaa files, but the problem doesn't seem to have went away. Here's the weird one - my CD drive's light keeps blinking and I can't open or close it. And in My Computer, it doesn't even RECOGNIZE that I have a CD drive. It's frustrating as hell - I get an error message concerning "KERNEL32.DLL" once in a while too. My comp is still functional, it just pisses me off about this CD drive - anybody know what can be wrong and if there is any hope to end the madness (without dumping the cpu, of course)?
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Mr Heel II
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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.27
Did you just delete files in the Kazaa directory, or did you run the remove program in "Add/Remove Programs" in your Control Panel? If you just deleted the files, the real files causing the conflict are probably still in your System folder, or registry, etc. And by deleting the files, you may have put yourself in a Catch-22 here where the Uninstall program will fail because it doesn't see the regular program files in the first place.

As for the CD drive, have you checked the Device Manager in the Control Panel to see if some conflict has come up?

This could be tough if you can't even open the drawer. Unless you have a system so old your Operating System came on floppies, how COULD you wipe it and rebuild?

Try this...Reboot and try to open the CD tray before Windows starts. If that works, get your PC's original install/boot/recovery disks and drop it in. If Windows has since restarted, reboot it again and start from the disk.

Some recovery disks, like Gateway's, actually give the option to find missing Windows files and restore them, and/or even reinstall Windows without wiping the drive. That might take care of your problem. I actually found that out today fixing a friend's computer which had locked on the Hardware Installation screen when they were installing their new printer. Even when they detached the printer from the machine and we rebooted, it still stuck.

Stupid Windows ME.

All's better now.

(edited by Mr Heel II on 27.12.03 1635)

Since: 15.2.02
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.76
Also try removing all the ad programs that Kazaa has plopped on your system...

Ad Aware

This will take off all ad programs on your system. You might be surprised at the amount it will clean off.

Hell, it very well could be that your system is so busy trying to send info to ad agencies that it is bogged down.

Try it, it won't hurt, promise.

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Since: 5.7.03

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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.32
Diet K will wipe out all of Kazaa's ads for you too, plus give you the Kazaa-Lite type extras. I haven't used it myself, but I heard it's good.
DJ FrostyFreeze

Since: 2.1.02
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.95

If I use either of those programs to wipe out all of Kazaa'spop-up ad programs, will Kazaa notice they're gone and stop working correctly?

I seem to remember deleting them manually and Kazaa giving me some error message about them being missing.


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Since: 9.12.01
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.83
Most apps with spyware tend to stop working when you remove the spyware.

Your best bet is to probably uninstall the apps in question if you don't want them, run AdAware, and then see if you can reinstall the app in question while deselecting the spyware, or find a different app that does what you want that doesn't contain spyware.

Willful ignorance of science is not commendable. Refusing to learn the difference between a credible source and a shill is criminally stupid.

Since: 29.10.02
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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.36
Thanks for the responses, everyone - I seemed to have the glitchy stuff under control - Kazaa is indeed completely removed along with the other hoopla. My CD drive still wont work though, but no biggie, I'm getting a better one today.
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